Arrogant Bastard Crime & Punishment are two new labels from the Stone Brewing Company that dare you to take a swig. If you like your beer mean, unfriendly, and downright ornery then both of these labels are happy to oblige with aftereffects akin to drinking a pint of gasoline and setting your tongue on fire. That’s because each has been crafted from a ridiculous amount of peppers.
Crime is basically Lucky Bastard — a trifecta of Arrogant Bastard, Oaked Arrogant Bastard, and Double Bastard along with the offending heat-bombs. Punishment is a similar brew that uses Double Bastard Ale as its sole base. Crime clocks in at 9.6 percent ABV, while Punishment climbs all the way up to 12 percent. Both will get you tipsy quick provided you’re able to withstand the pain long enough to keep drinking.